Signing an initial one-month youth loan deal for Boston United at the start of the week, Northern Ireland under-21 forward David Parkhouse made his first appearance for the Pilgrims, as nine other United loanees featured.
Here’s the full lowdown of this week’s action, starting with the debutant…
Making his debut in a disastrous 3-1 loss to Brackley Town, Parkhouse was brought into the game as a late sub, and was unable to spur a Boston comeback. Moving to the weekend’s fixture, the 19-year old was again introduced from the bench, as he replaced former Blade Jordan Slew in a 1-1 draw away at Ashton United.
— David Parkhouse (@davidparkhouse9) October 31, 2018
Overlooking this week’s League One action, three loanees featured, with none of them cherishing much individual or collective success.
On-loan at Oxford United, Ricky Holmes endured a fantastic start away at Scunthorpe, as the U’s took an impressive 3-0 lead, with Holmes linking up well with goalscorer James Henry in the build up of the first goal. Unfortunately for Oxford, the game fell out of their hands late into the second half, as the Iron made a magnificent comeback to equalise the game at 3-3. Failing to even feature on the bench, Samir Carruthers also on-loan at Oxford, didn’t play.
Additionally, in a game which the entire Fleetwood team will be wanting to forget, Welsh forward Ched Evans missed their only clear cut chance of the game. Heading the ball narrowly over Tomas Holy’s goal, in a 3-0 defeat away at Gillingham.
Suffering the same amount of pain, on-loan at Blackpool. Ben Heneghan played the entire 90 minutes, as his side were dismantled 3-0 against Bristol Rovers at Bloomfield Road.
Moving forward, on-loan at Carlisle United, Regan Slater featured off the bench as his side battled back late. As, Danny Grainger’s 92nd minute winner gave the Cumbrians all three points, as they defeated Newport County 3-2 at Brunton Park.
Harvey Gilmour, on-loan at Tranmere also helped consolidate his side’s 2-0 lead at home to Exeter, replacing attacking midfielder Larnell Cole in the 74th minute.
— Harvey Gilmour (@Harveygilmour48) November 3, 2018
Moreover, defender Sam Graham (Oldham AFC) and winger Nathan Thomas (Notts County) were both named in the match day squads for their teams respectively, but both were unused substitutes.
Outside of the football league, Tyler Smith and Rhys Norrington-Davies both featured midweek for Barrow AFC against Harrogate Town. Both starting the game, Smith was able to score his 7th league goal of the campaign. However, his effort only proved to be a consolation goal, as Barrow lost the game 4-2.
In addition, Norrington-Davies again started for Barrow in a 1-0 defeat to the hands of Ebbsfleet. Unfortunately for Smith, he saw himself on the sidelines for this fixture due to fitness.
Furthermore, England under-18 International goalkeeper Marcus Dewhurst featured twice for non-league outfit Gainsborough Trinity. Firstly, in a horrendous FA Trophy replay 3-0 defeat to Tamworth, followed by a more respectable 1-1 draw away at Stafford Rangers.
— Marcus Dewhurst (@dewhurst_marcus) October 28, 2018
To round off this week’s action, on-loan at Scottish Championship side Queen of South, Callum Semple faced defeat twice in one week. The first coming in a 2-1 loss at home against Greenock Morton, and the second being a 2-0 defeat away at Dundee United.